Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching: Eastern Waterbirds in Flight (Peterson Reference Guides)

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Title: Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching( Eastern Waterbirds in Flight) <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: KenBehrens <>Publisher: HoughtonMifflin

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Sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute
SEAWATCHING
This guide breaks new ground in identification, helping you to identify distant, fast-moving waterbirds by considering their structure, flight style, and general patterns in addition to traditional field marks. The more than 900 photographs are both instructive and evocative of the beauty and grandeur of waterbirds on the wing. Descriptions of 47 watch sites across eastern North America provide information on where to go and what birds to expect there.
PETERSON REFERENCE GUIDES offer authoritative, comprehensive information, including detailed text, maps, and superior illustrations. Written by expert authors, the guides are an unparalleled resource for understanding specific groups of animals.


About the Author:

KEN BEHRENS has been a birder since the age of eleven. He was the ABA/Leica Young Birder of the Year in 1999. He spent three years counting birds in Cape May, New Jersey, where he developed his interest in seawatching. He has guided birding tours in Africa, based in Madagascar. He co-authored a site guide to Ethiopia called Birding Ethiopia.

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